with Sara Snuggerud
Online Class

Serger Solutions: Troubleshooting Techniques

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Overview

Put your serger in the spotlight! Learn serger troubleshooting techniques and make the most of your machine with sewing educator Sara Snuggerud. Review the basic parts of your serger, then discover how to choose the best thread and spool placement for efficient serging. Identify balanced stitching and find the best tension to sew smooth, beautiful seams. With these essential skills covered, learn how to fix a thread break, select the proper needle and adjust the knife. Want to make your projects pop? Add decoration using ribbon and wooly nylon. Boost your know-how further as you learn to stitch the perfect rolled seam and flatlock stitch. Discover how to use the differential feed and a gathering foot to make projects with gorgeous texture. Finally, build confidence performing simple maintenance at home to make your serger last a lifetime.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 1h49m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction
6m

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor Sara Snuggerud, an expert in sergers and serger troubleshooting. Sara will teach you how to get great results from your serger even if you use it infrequently. She'll also give a basic overview of how to use this reference class. Don't be afraid of your serger!

2. Threads & Threading
22m

2. Threads & Threading

Get to know your serger. Begin with reviewing the basic parts of the serger and how to make good thread choices for your machine. Then learn correct spool placement and how to thread properly for efficient serging. You'll also learn Sara's tips and tricks for tying threads on for fast rethreading.

3. Achieving Balanced Serged Seams
11m

3. Achieving Balanced Serged Seams

Identify good stitching versus unbalanced stitching with Sara's tricks for finding the best tension on your machine. Learn how to serge a good seam and troubleshoot any potential tension problems. Remember to always test your stitching on the same fabric as your final project for best results.

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

2. Threads & Threading

2. Threads & Threading

3. Achieving Balanced Serged Seams

3. Achieving Balanced Serged Seams

4. Understanding Needle & Looper Action

4. Understanding Needle & Looper Action

5. Serger Knives & Cutting Width

5. Serger Knives & Cutting Width

6. Serging With Decorative Threads

6. Serging With Decorative Threads

7. Serging Challenging Fabrics

7. Serging Challenging Fabrics

8. Maintaining Your Serger

8. Maintaining Your Serger

Recommended with this class

    • Serger
    • Tweezers
    • Small LED flashlight
    • Serger looper and needle threader
    • Small screwdriver to fit needle screws